Dr. Bremner’s latest post is titled:
As I have been having some problems with this blog site, specifically inserting hyperlinks, which has never happened before, I think I will jump offline for a bit. You can see my comments on Dr. Bremner’s blog, and Dr. Grohol’s blog to which he links.
beforeyoutakethatpill.com is Dr. Bremner’s blog, in case the copied and pasted article title is not clickable…
I’d like to add the disclosure that you may not want to listen to my “opinions” in the comments of those blogs, because I am not a psychiatrist or a mother on drugs, so my opinion does not apparently matter. However for your consideration I submit that I’ve been blogging since 2005 on the issues of psychotropic drugs, pregnancy, birth, health, breastfeeding, and parenting, and I don’t have a Psy.D. or any ads on my site from pharma. Or any fancy titles. But, my husband, who does have a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, thinks I deserve a Ph.D. for the amount of time I put into the research I did on breastfeeding and psychotropic drugs over the summer. Considering how much time he spent at his university to get his degree, I’m flattered. But I think that was really a clever request by him for me to get off the computer and go do more pressing things like cook dinner. (Just kidding hon!)
Nevertheless I think Dr. Grohol deserves to have added to his Psy.D.: a Ph.D., and an M.D. or C.N.M., J.D., a G.D., and a B.S. These would be honorary degrees awarded to him for his lifetime of tremendous experience in mental health, which apparently now includes not only Philsophizing about Debate tactics that are and are not “allowed” on his pharma blog or in the general nationwide debate about The MOTHERS Act, but also:
- the recommendation to unknown pregnant and nursing patients, for whom he is not a physician or midwife, of medications that can only be prescribed by doctors or nurse practitioners, but which are not approved by the FDA for pregnancy and breastfeeding (perhaps Abilify? anyone?);
- a legal analysis performed apparently in his head but not on his blog, of the text of The MOTHERS Act (which he wants us to explain to him further), and;
- …I’ll let you figure out the rest.